News for October 2010
A Ripple in the Dark Waters 20
Announcing Ghouls of the Miskatonic, a novel by Graham McNeill
The Dark Waters Trilogy | Published 22 October 2010

“So what do you think, doc?” said Harden, leaning over his shoulder and blowing a cloud of toxic smoke into his face. “Wild animals, right?”

Vincent coughed and lifted the skeletal arm. He peered at a number of deep striations in the bone.

“It certainly looks like something ate the flesh directly from the bones, but the bite marks don’t look like any animal I know that would devour a human being.”

“So don’t keep me in suspense, doc. What do they look like?”

Vincent hesitated. Though he was no stranger to the darker underside of Arkham, he knew better than to draw unnecessary attention to it. Yet this was the sixth body to be discovered like this in the last few years.

“They look like bite marks from a human jaw,” he said.

Fantasy Flight is pleased to announce Ghouls of the Miskatonic, a novel by Graham McNeill. Something terrible is stirring in the fathomless depths of the ocean, and dark days are ahead for the sleepy town of Arkham. A young college student dreams of ancient powers best left forgotten. A determined professor searches for answers as he becomes embroiled in a series of harrowing events. All the while, a heinous plan is slowly unfolding...

From the pen of New York Times Bestselling author Graham McNeill, Ghouls of the Miskatonic is the first book in The Dark Waters Trilogy. With a large cast of familiar faces from the Arkham Horror board game and an engrossing tale of mystery and horror, Ghouls of the Miskatonic is sure to please fans of Arkham Horror and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as readers of mystery, horror, and suspense alike.

Author Graham McNeill is well-known for his work with Black Library, including such books as A Thousand Sons, False Gods, Fulgrim, and Mechanicum. Ghouls of the Miskatonic will be his first novel published by Fantasy Flight. He had the following to say about his latest work:

“I’ve been a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s work for many years now, and his influence extends into all my work like the tentacles of Great Cthulhu himself. The horror, the cosmic bleakness and the mass of slimy, horrible monsters so terrible they’d drive you to madness just by hearing their name strikes a real chord in me. Lovecraft’s writings have influenced so much in the worlds of horror, SF and fantasy, that to be given the chance to tell stories of the mythos is just about the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever been offered. I mean, who wouldn’t want to write stories of witch-haunted Arkham, with its sagging, gambrel roofs and crooked streets, where the mist clings to the buildings and all manner of abominations might lurk in the shadows...?”

Check back for more information regarding Ghouls of the Miskatonic and The Dark Waters Trilogy, coming in 2011 from Fantasy Flight Publishing!

The Dark Waters Trilogy is a gripping new series from best-selling novelist Graham McNeill.

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Published: 2/23/2011 10:08:44 PM

Is there any possibility of making this available electronically on the Kindle? 

Published: 10/26/2010 4:43:47 AM

 Graham McNeill is a good author in the world of genre fiction. One of the best.

Unfortunately that isn't saying much when you compare to H.P.Lovecraft. If you've read his stuff, this will seem completely lame in comparison.

Published: 10/25/2010 12:17:19 PM

From the blurb I read in the Arkham Nights packets, its quite good.  They've really expanded on the Arkham Horror characters in a way that is not silly and still retain a good troubled feel of the Mythos.

Published: 10/25/2010 12:07:07 PM

 This is an interesting development.

Even though I've played the game the 'Arkham Horror' connection

does not add incentive for me. If it is well conceived and written with depth

I will invest. I've read a great deal of the genre and my bar is set high.

Mr. McNeil, I hope for us all that your pen is indeed 'mighty'.

Published: 10/25/2010 11:34:12 AM

Now this is a nice suprise, it's looking interesting. :)

Published: 10/25/2010 6:21:48 AM

If his other work is anything to go by, this will be amazing. 

Published: 10/23/2010 8:32:53 PM

You guys are KILLING me. Way too cool!

Published: 10/23/2010 9:54:01 AM

Graham McNeill- can write bestselling novels.


Grandmikus-can't write a few critical sentences without multiple punctuation and capitalization errors.

Published: 10/23/2010 8:27:39 AM

First I was scared. A HP Lovecraft themed novel writen by mediocre black library author.

But he might write a good book if he changes the genre. Good luck there Graham.

Published: 10/23/2010 6:47:34 AM

When does this comne out? Me want!

Can we get more AH themed novels as well please?

Published: 10/23/2010 3:27:49 AM

Please, make it available as an e-book as well.

Published: 10/22/2010 10:59:37 PM

I woul love to get this if it is on the Nook. It looks intreasting.

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